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Case Name EEOC v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. EE-VA-0047
Docket / Court 3:02cv441 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
The EEOC's Richmond district office sued Greyhound Lines, Inc., a nationwide bus company, on June 24, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The EEOC claimed that Greyhound violated Title VII after discriminating against an employee based on his religion (Fourth ... read more >
The EEOC's Richmond district office sued Greyhound Lines, Inc., a nationwide bus company, on June 24, 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The EEOC claimed that Greyhound violated Title VII after discriminating against an employee based on his religion (Fourth Tabernacle, Church of God and Saints of Christ) by refusing to accommodate his religious practices and retaliating against him by firing him when he applied for accommodation to his regional office. The complainant intervened in the suit in August, 2002. The parties settled and the court entered a consent decree on May 28, 2003. The consent decree stipulated that the intervenor would receive $50,000 in damages, that Greyhound would not practice discriminatory behavior in the future and would provide Title VII compliance training for its management and supervisory personnel in its Richmond, Virginia office.

Kevin Wilemon - 06/01/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Discrimination Prohibition
Provide antidiscrimination training
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
Private Party intervened in EEOC suit
General
Disparate Treatment
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:02-cv-00441-DWD (E.D. Va.) 05/28/2003
EE-VA-0047-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
EEOC Litigation Settlement Report (May 2003) 05/28/2003
EE-VA-0047-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges Dohnal, Dennis W. (E.D. Va.) [Magistrate]
EE-VA-0047-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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